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Bravo wants to score faster, as West Indies lose by 8 wickets

first_img Share NewsSports Bravo wants to score faster, as West Indies lose by 8 wickets by: – April 25, 2011 Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img 36 Views   no discussions Share Dwayne Bwavo. Photo credit: Caribbean CricketGROS ISLET, St Lucia — West Indies middle-order batsman Darren Bravo played well for a half-century in Saturday’s 1st Digicel One Day International but admitted he could have scored faster.Bravo said he will be going back to the drawing board and it is his aim to get better in the upcoming four Digicel One Dayers and two Digicel Tests.The left-hander got 67 off 109 balls, with a four and a six off back-to-back deliveries, as the Windies reached 221 for 7 off their 50 overs. Pakistan replied with 222 for 2 off 41.3 overs to comprehensively win by eight wickets and take a 1-0 lead.“I wasn’t as fluent as I would have liked. There was a lot of spin and I wasn’t able to rotate the strike the way I’m accustomed. I have to fix that. I have to put that right. I have to find a way to turn over the strike in the middle overs and keep the innings going,” he said.“Earlier this year in Sri Lanka we faced a lot of spin as well and I was able to keep the scoreboard ticking. I will go back into the nets and do some more work and fix it.“The Pakistan spinners bowled some good balls, but to be a great player you have to find a way to score off the good balls not just the bad balls. There is a lot of cricket to play still – we have four more ODIs and two Tests and I have many opportunities to perform for the team and the people of the West Indies.”Bravo said he is still confident that he will do well and the Windies will rebound from Saturday’s defeat.“I’m in a confident mood. I’m in a positive frame of mind. I will back myself to do the job for the team in the upcoming matches. As a group we believe we can do well against the Pakistanis and take the Series. We are putting in the work and we’re hungry for success.”Squad for 1st and 2nd Digicel ODIs: Darren Sammy (Captain), Dwayne Bravo (Vice Captain), Carlton Baugh, Devendra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Kirk Edwards, Anthony Martin, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Devon SmithTeam Management Unit: Ottis Gibson (Head Coach), Richie Richardson (Team Manager), David Williams (Assistant Coach), Desmond Haynes (Batting Consultant), C.J. Clark (Physiotherapist), Hector Martinez Charles (Strength & Conditioning Co-ordinator), Richard Berridge (Video & Statistical Analyst), Philip Spooner (Media Manager), Virgil Browne (Massage Therapist)Digicel Series ScheduleDigicel ODI SeriesApril 25: Second Digicel ODI – Beausejour Cricket GroundApril 28: Third Digicel ODI – Kensington OvalMay 2: Fourth Digicel ODI – Kensington OvalMay 5: Fifth Digicel ODI – Guyana National StadiumMay 8-9: Two-day practice match – Bourda Cricket GroundDigicel TestsMay 12-16: First Digicel Test – Guyana National StadiumMay 20-24: Second Digicel Test – Warner ParkCaribbean News Nowlast_img read more

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‘Shabu’ worth P1.9M seized

first_imgThe 20-year-old Mark Sy yielded thesuspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. According to Major Sherlock Gabana,chief of Police Station 2, the suspect has been operating in the villagesaround the area of the police station, including in the suspect’s residence. BACOLOD City – Suspected shabu weighingabout 240 grams valued at around P1.9 million was seized in a buy-bustoperation in Barangay Estefania. When frisked, Sy yielded a .357-caliberrevolver, P1,500 cash and drug paraphernalia, it added. “This is our third operation againsthim. We have been monitoring his movement for about a month before his arrest.We did not expect that he is possessing such big volume (of shabu),” Gabanasaid.center_img Sy – resident of Barangay 6 – was nabbedafter he sold suspect shabu to an undercover cop for P2,000 around 7:30 p.m. onMarch 15. Antidrug officers inspect items seized from Mark Sy, who was nabbed in an entrapment operation in Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City on March 15. POLICE STATION 2/BCPO The suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of Police Station 2, facing charges./PNlast_img read more

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Police Blotter 01-27-2020

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McDowell aiming for third title

first_img Press Association Graeme McDowell has turned his attention from simply making the cut to winning his third title of the year in the Alstom Open de France. “Once you start hitting it off line it will punish you. I just have not got the putter revved up but I am well in touch and right where I need to be. It’s been a rough couple of months for me, I’ve not been playing the kind of golf I’d like to and the key to this week was to come and get myself in the mix for the weekend and get some of the juices flowing again. “I’m excited for the weekend and to make a cut really. It feels like a step in the right direction. I certainly know what to do when I put myself in these positions, I just have not had the opportunity to do it lately. I’m probably on one of my worst missed cut runs in a while. It’s nice to break that first and foremost and be on the leaderboard.” Zanotti completed a second consecutive 68 to set the pace on six under, one ahead of Danish duo Thomas Bjorn and Soren Kjeldsen and Richard Sterne. Bjorn had been seven under with two holes of his second round to play but bogeyed the eighth after his tee shot plugged in a greenside bunker and then three-putted the par-five ninth to return a frustrating 69. McDowell shared fifth place on four under with England’s Simon Dyson and Graeme Storm – the 2007 champion – and Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher, while Ryder Cup team-mates Luke Donald and Ian Poulter finished two over and world number five Matt Kuchar three over to make the cut. Dyson had missed his last three cuts in a row and for the last four years in succession in the event, but added a flawless 68 to his opening 70. “I’ve not been scoring at all, not been my usual self,” Dyson said. “I’ve been trying to keep it simple on the course and concentrating on one shot at a time because I never do well on this course. “I came here with not great expectations having just missed three cuts in a row and I played the last two days the best golf I’ve played all year. It’s amazing what it can throw up and from coming here on Wednesday morning not really looking forward to playing it, I’m really looking forward to the weekend now.” Overnight leader Anders Hansen could only add a 78 to his opening 66 to drop back into a tie for 44th with Donald and Poulter on two over. center_img McDowell arrived in Paris having missed the cut in five of his last six strokeplay events, although he did win the RBC Heritage and the Volvo World Match Play Championship in that time and insisted there was no need to push the panic button. The ex-US Open champion stayed on to practice at Carton House after his early exit from the Irish Open and looked to have reaped the rewards after a second consecutive 69 at Le Golf National left him two shots behind leader Fabrizio Zanotti. “I’m playing this golf course the way it’s supposed to be played, fairways and greens,” McDowell told Sky Sports 1. last_img read more

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Four Nations spot for Euro winners

first_img France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will all be in action in the autumn for the first time since the 2013 World Cup, with the winners lining up alongside Australia, New Zealand and hosts England in the next Four Nations Series to be held in the northern hemisphere. In the fixtures, which were unveiled on Friday, John Kear’s first match as the newly-appointed Wales coach will be against Steve McCormack’s Scotland, who reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup, at Workington’s Derwent Park on Friday, October 17. A day later, Mark Aston’s Ireland will host Richard Agar’s France at Tallaght Stadium, Dublin. Scotland, who drew crowds in excess of 7,000 for their two World Cup group matches at Derwent Park, will also play in their own country, with the clash against France on Friday, October 31 taking place in Galashiels. McCormack said: “Everyone involved in Scotland Rugby League is really pleased that arrangements for the European Championships are now in place, especially after hosting such a successful Commonwealth 9s in Glasgow. “Following a very exciting World Cup, we see this as a very important part of the international calendar and we will be giving the tournament our full focus. It will be great to have international rugby league back on everyone’s agenda here in October.” Ireland will return to Tallaght on Saturday, October 25, to play Scotland before rounding off their group games with a trip to Wrexham to take on the Welsh on Sunday, November 2. Aston said: “The 2013 World Cup is still a fond memory but we are already looking forward to the next one in 2017. “We’ve started to build something special with Ireland so it’s very important that we carry on adding to the foundation we laid. The players really enjoyed the challenge of playing against three of the world’s best teams in the competition and really started to gel.” There will be no final, with the team finishing with most points taking their place in the Four Nations Series for which France and Wales have qualified in the past. Brian Juliff, chairman of Wales RL, said: “The Celtic nations and France recognise the importance of international competition on a regular basis. “The announcement that 2014 will see us compete for a place in the prestigious Four Nations competition is welcome and very encouraging for the sport in Europe.” The winners of the 2014 European Championships will qualify for a place in the 2016 Four Nations Series, it has been confirmed.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Trevor Cooney dominates Notre Dame again, this time with 22 points

first_img Related Stories What we learned from Syracuse’s 81-66 win over No. 25 Notre DameJim Boeheim: ‘The scheduling is horrific in this league this year’Malachi Richardson continues hot streak in win over Notre DameSyracuse smashes No. 25 Notre Dame in 81-66 upset Published on January 28, 2016 at 11:31 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Trevor Cooney kept getting the same question hurled at him, over and over again.He’s played so well against Notre Dame in his career. A game with nine 3-pointers in 2014. A game where he scored nine clutch points down the stretch to finish off a monumental upset in 2015. And then, on Thursday night, a game-high 22 points to spark, and eventually close, another game-defining performance and another win against the Fighting Irish.So many questions sounded the same, fitting into a perfect Notre Dame-killing narrative. And Cooney answered each modestly, lacking a concrete explanation for the pattern of success.“I don’t know what it is,” Cooney said. “I don’t know. … Every game’s big and I was just able to make shots today.”Cooney sparked a 26-3 rally against No. 25 Notre Dame on Thursday night, scoring 10 points during that stretch. He proved to be the catalyst of the Orange’s (14-8, 4-5 Atlantic Coast) 81-66 win over the Fighting Irish (14-6, 5-3) on Thursday night in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe continued a conference-season renaissance where he’s made 21 of his past 54 attempts from behind the arc. And did it by beating up on a team that he always seems to beat up on.“He had a lot of big stops on defense,” Tyler Lydon said about Cooney. “Made some big plays offensively. Just knocking down shots and staying aggressive, it’s what he does.”Katherine Sotelo | Web DesignerCooney started out his night by draining a catch-and-shoot jumper just 45 seconds into the game. The only problem was he was called for a travel before releasing his shot. The beginning to yet another Notre Dame breakout would have to wait.He made his first actual shot of the game when he attacked the rim and watched as his shot rolled there before falling in. Not more than six minutes later, he already had 10 points, and the Orange was up by 18.“Offensively, Trevor got us going,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said.His best play of the night came when the rest of the Syracuse players on the court had retreated back on defense, except Cooney. UND’s Bonzie Colson tried to outlet a pass to Steve Vasturia, but Cooney read it well, intercepted the ball and scored as Colson fouled him attempting to make up for the mistake.Cooney’s contributions were more limited in the second half, but by then Syracuse was never in danger of giving up a lead that hovered near 20 points.Richardson said that Cooney’s abilities are what typically jumpstart the offense. And after the Fighting Irish got out to 5-0 lead, Cooney’s willingness to get to the rim, play defense and shoot from long range gave the Orange a big enough lead to ensure it never got close.After the game, Boeheim joked that Cooney and former SU star and current assistant coach Gerry McNamara were always Notre Dame killers — McNamara hit a game-winning 3 against the Irish during the 2003 championship season. The coincidence added another dimension to an almost inexplicable slew of results against a team can’t do anything to change it.When asked about the McNamara comparison and what the continued dominance means, Cooney was as unknowing as the questioning reporter.“I don’t know,” Cooney said. “I don’t know. I have no idea.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Wenger rejects ‘angry’ fans claim

first_imgDefeat to Swansea on Wednesday left them six points behind Premier League leaders Leicester, and supporters at the Emirates Stadium voiced their displeasure at full-time.The loss was the Gunners’ third in a row in the English top flightWenger says Henry’s assessment of the mood amongs the fans is wrong.last_img

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Joshua, Klitschko Await WBA Decision

first_imgAnthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko are awaiting a crucial decision from the WBA as their heavyweight world title fight hangs in the balance.IBF champion Joshua has agreed to face Klitschko at the Manchester Arena on December 10, but the Ukrainian’s manager Bernd Boente has admitted the 40-year-old could seek another opponent if the WBA title is not at stake. WBA president Gilberto Mendoza is set to announce in the next 24 hours whether a belt will be on the line after a deadline passed on Wednesday for the organisation to make a decision.Mendoza told ESPN: “The members of the committee have a deadline until (Wednesday) to respond.”Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed on Wednesday that Joshua’s planned IBF title defence will go ahead on the same date and venue “regardless of if it’s Klitschko or not”.Klitschko is believed to have lined up an alternative bout, with reports suggesting the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg has been booked on the same date for a possible fight against Australian Lucas Browne.Meanwhile, David Price would gladly fight Anthony Joshua if the opportunity came along, says his trainer David Coldwell.The Liverpool heavyweight is expected to be named on the undercard for the IBF world champion’s second defence at the Manchester Arena on December 10.A planned fight between Joshua and Klitschko is hanging in the balance as the Ukrainian could seek another opponent if the WBA does not agree to put their vacant belt on the line.With Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn admitting he is already looking at “other options” and Price previously linked with a possible all-British heavyweight battle, his trainer admits he would be happy to step in and fight the unbeaten champion.“Nothing’s been mentioned to us about a fight with AJ, and it’s gone a bit quiet because of probably what is going on but maybe Eddie Hearn has got someone as a back-up,” Coldwell told Sky Sports.“But I’ve said all along, if he comes knocking then of course Pricey would take the opportunity. I’ve said before if something comes along and landed in his lap, like fighting AJ, yes, we’d take it.“You can’t turn down opportunities like world titles – as long as the terms are right. However if it’s not then you have to build towards something. Therefore I want him active, get him out again as quickly as possible.”Price, the former British and Commonwealth champion, has only boxed twice in the last 15 months after joining Coldwell’s gym, which houses world champions Tony Bellew and Jamie McDonnell.“As far as I am concerned nothing has been said about that and we are just waiting for the actual confirmed date of Pricey’s next fight,” he said.“Of course we’d take Molina. He’s known in the heavyweight division and is a legitimate fighter. He gave Deontay Wilder a tough night and since then he’s got a good win over Tomasz Adamek under his belt.He’s durable, he’s tough and he’s dangerous with his right hand, so he’s a world-ranked fighter.It’s not really a step up Pricey needs, it’s about being active.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Alpena County Undersheriff resigns; Sheriff cites ‘general lack of trust’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. —Alpena County Sheriff Steve Kieliszewski has released a redacted version of the letter he sent to former Undersheriff Terry King that led to his resignation. In the letter, Kieliszewski outlines several cases which he says led to the decision to terminate King’s employment.In total six separate incidents are outlined including one the sheriff refers to as a “major incident” during the Ella White gunmen complaint in March 2018.Kieliszewski states that King was accused of sending a text to an individual that advised them that a person close to the investigation should avoid taking a polygraph as requested by the Alpena Police Department. According to the sheriff, he then made it clear to King that if these allegations were true that it would be a very serious matter that would lead to termination.The letter states that King said he would not blame the sheriff for doing so, as well as that King denied ever sending the text.The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards conducted an audit of the county’s background investigations, and found no significant violations.Kieliszewski concludes the letter by saying he no longer has faith in King’s decision–making ability, and offered him the option to either resign by the end of business hours on June 24th or be terminated. King resigned and also announced his campaign for sheriff in 2020 in a release sent out late Monday afternoon.In the release King states that it was clear to him Kieliszewski intended to terminate his employment, based upon what King calls “good–faith reporting of regulatory violations” that he wished to address.King added that he has taken pride in serving the community over the years, and looks forward to demonstrating to Alpena County voters that he is the best candidate for sheriff in 2020.Both Kieliszewski’s letter and King’s release can be viewed below.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena County Sheriff’s Department, Steve Kieliszewski, Terry KingContinue ReadingPrevious The Salvation Army is filling a hearty need for children this summerNext Scammers target northern Michigan resident with past due tax debtlast_img read more

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Los Angeles Dodgers preaching no lead is safe in September

first_img“It’s a different feeling in September,” Turner said. “Having something to play for changes in September. There’s a lot more matchups with rosters expanding. There’s a lot more managing with longer rosters and younger players. “The younger guys are coming up for the first time, and they don’t know any better. They bring a good energy.”The Dodgers have good energy ever since taking over the lead in the NL West — during a sweep of the Giants — on July 26. The Dodgers haven’t lost the division lead since that day.Earlier in the season, the Dodgers trailed by 9 1/2 games in the division. That was June 8. Nearly three months later, the Dodgers are playing well from ahead. The magic number to clinch the division is 25, with 28 games left in the season. “It’s safe when you clinch,” manager Don Mattingly said. “That’s the only time you can feel good. There’s too many things, historically, that can happen. We’ll get ready to play every day, play good baseball and not worry about anybody else and take care of our business.”Last year, the Dodgers celebrated in the Diamondbacks’ pool when they clinched the NL West. They’ve already played their last game at Chase Field. The Dodgers’ final six games are all at home, meaning Dodger Stadium could host the party this season. If all goes well in September, that is. Asked how many games would equal a safe lead in September, Clayton Kershaw said: “When we clinch. There’s really no comfortable lead, especially when we still have to play the Giants six more times.”The Giants are the Dodgers’ lone competition in the NL West. The Dodgers also have six games against NL West cellar dweller Colorado and four games against the hapless Chicago Cubs. Carl Crawford knows from personal experience that players shouldn’t get too comfortable with September leads. Even a nine-game lead. He was on the 2011 Boston Red Sox team that had a nine-game lead in the AL wild-card race in September and squandered it in such ugly fashion that Boston missed the playoffs.“No lead is ever safe,” Crawford said of his time with the Red Sox. “We were the best team in baseball all year. I can’t really say what happened, but we didn’t get it done. Going through that time shows you that you can never think a lead is safe.”Infielder Justin Turner, who has played for the Mets and Orioles before the Dodgers, has never been part of a September that ended with October baseball. September is a month to remember.For all the crazy comebacks and the unbelievable meltdowns, baseball always gets interesting when the calendar turns to September.The Dodgers own a five-game lead in the National League West, but when the Dodgers begin the final home stretch — starting with a homestand against Washington on Monday, the first day of September — they’re preaching that no lead is safe until they’ve clinched the division title.Or they’re splashing around in a pool. Whichever comes first.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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